Tuesday, October 28, 2014

When Life goes dry

John 2:3 When the wine ran out. The wine is symbolic of joy. Yes, joy may seem to be missing in our life. We need revelation and insight. Which comes from being obedient to God. Being willing to serve.  Obedience leads to life. Performance leads to death.

Joy is a weapon. The joy of the Lord is our strength. We are at a disadvantage with no joy.
Life happens even in the presence of God. We will always have needs.
Solution - What do you do when you are burnt out?

Jerm. 27:11 For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future of hope.

We always have a future and hope. God has a purpose. Need to be an open vessel. Prove our faith.
God gives us opportunities that we think are not for us. Then we miss the move of God.

Don't dispise small beginnings. Are you ready for God to tap into you!!!

Helen Keller "Purpose" Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
You need to seize the opportunity.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Express yourself - How not to Pray

Can't play act as a Christian. What the disciples saw was a son talking to his Father.
Matt 6:7-8. Not vain repetitions, but in sincerity of heart with meaning.
Guidelines in talking to God.  Talking to Him from heart.  Having communication with God.

Connecting with Him.  It reminds us we need to depend on God in everything.
Luke 18:4-5. As the widow did.
God knows our needs before we ask, We need to know he knows. When you connects with God it changes your heart.  Powerful, humbling to talk to God.

Do you have a certain place and time everyday to spend time with Him as Jesus did.
It's sinful not to pray. We need to be encouraging others.
Our flesh is wide open without prayer.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Snare and the Fowler - God who protects

Acts 19:15. The evil spirits knew Jesus and knew Paul.  He watches us. His schemes are tailor made, based on the information we give him in the way we live our life.

Left to ourselves the devil will win!  God will help us!
He will take us out of the traps when you are in the net. God will help you out.

We need to call on God when we make mistakes which is a spirit of prayer. God moves upon our hearts.  We don't see what God does. He steps in. He protects us from a lot.

How many times has God protected you!!
God will lead us and guide us by the Holy Spirit!!

Friday, October 10, 2014

A Son and a Father - A Father and a Son

Proper leadership - Jesus using his power to call these men and bring out the best in their lives.
Contrary to popular belief prayer is not quiet meditation.  Matt. 26:36  Jesus prays in Gethsemane.
Matt 26:39 Jesus said sit here while I go over there to pray.  Praying to the Father , if it is possible let this cup of suffering be taken away from me.  But I want your will done, not mine.  He was not sitting quietly but wanted to be heard.
People, our children learn more from observation of our behavior than through some formal teaching.
We need to speak honestly to one another.
Live the word out before them. Talk about it.
Your relationship with your children is Important.